45: More Traditional Quirks

by Max Leibman

The podcast is alive with the sound of music this week! Max reveals some catchy singles he's worn out worse than his recurring jokes, and Caitie yells at people who think it's inappropriate for her to listen to Christmas music out of season.

But the team covers more than their own tastes and hang-ups this week, too. Familiar favorites or instrumental music can help us concentrate on challenging work. Lively beats and clever hooks pump us up. Our songs become the soundtrack of our lives, triggering memories and expressing what we can’t easily express ourselves. 

Music isn’t just background noise, or even merely entertainment—music colors our lives and shapes our work, sometimes in surprising ways. So, whether your jam is Taylor Swift or the Baroque masters, add Priority to your playlist today. 


"Lover of the Light" by Mumford & Sons | YouTube

Taylor Swift | Wikipedia

"Swing Life Away" by Rise Against | YouTube

Green Day | Wikipedia

The Sound of Music | Wikipedia

"Smells Ring Bells: How Smell Triggers Memories and Emotions" by Jordan Gaines Lewis | Psychology Today

Muzak (Brand) | Wikipedia

"Wannabe" by the Spice Girls | YouTube

Yourself of Someone Like You by Matchbox Twenty | Wikipedia

"Semi-Charmed Life" by Third Eye Blind | YouTube

Naked by Naked | Amazon

"The Old Apartment" by Barenaked Ladies | YouTube

Jeepers Creepers (2001 Film) | Wikipedia

Justin Long | Wikipedia

Pandora Radio | Wikipedia

Kurt Bestor | Wikipedia

How to Develop Your Personal Mission Statement by Stephen R. Covey et al. | Amazon

Reflections on Living by Sam Cardon | YouTube
[Max miss-identified the artist as Kurt Bestor, who *has* collaborated with Cardon on various other projects.]

Enya | Wikipedia

Priority Episode No. 40: "Mannheim Steamroller Derby." | Previous Episode

Getting Things Done Fast: The Ultimate Guide to Stress-Free Productivity by David Allen | Amazon

John Williams | Wikipedia

"Get Better John" by Mux Mool | YouTube

1989 by Taylor Swift | Amazon

"How Music Affects Your Productivity" by Gregory Ciotti | Fast Company

The Age of the Infovore: Succeeding in the Information Economy by Tyler Cowen | Amazon

Hozier (Musician) | Wikipedia

Hozier - Bonnaroo - June 13, 2015 | YouTube

"Gotta Get Thru This" (Song) | Wikipedia

"Unwritten" by Natasha Bedingfield | YouTube

Autism | Wikipedia

Asperger Syndrome | Wikipedia

Openness to Experience | Wikipedia

Jim Brickman | Wikipedia

Vitamin String Quartet | Wikipedia

Taio Cruz | Wikipedia

Yahoo! Music Radio | Wikipedia

Pseudopod (Band) | Wikipedia

"Somewhere Over the Rainbow" performed by Israel Kamakawiwo'Ole | YouTube

Adele | Wikipedia

"Shake It Off" by Taylor Swift | YouTube

"Style" by Taylor Swift | YouTube

alt-J | Wikipedia

Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking by Susan Cain | Amazon

Priority Episode No. 30: "Ask Your Doctor About Ambivert" | Previous Episode

"Look Down" from Les Miserables | YouTube